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Capital Factory launches a $100k diversity investment challenge

Are you a diverse entrepreneur whose startup could use $100,000 in cash? Capital Factory’s new Diversity & Inclusion Challenge might be the ticket.  The competition is looking for startups founded or run by those that are typically underrepresented...

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Austin’s DivInc launches its third entrepreneur session for diverse founders

DivInc, the Austin accelerator for diverse entrepreneurs, is ready to launch another group of startups through its 12-week program. The fall cohort, which starts Sept. 5, is composed of eight women and seven men. Nine of the 15 are from ethnicities...

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Photos of the Week July 24-30, 2017

The best of Statesman photography for the week of July 24-30, 2017.

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Austin tech accelerator DivInc unveils its latest startups at Demo Day

DivInc, an Austin accelerator focused on diverse entrepreneurs, has unveiled the work of its latest founders, who spent the past 12 weeks at work on their startups. The founders of nine companies took the stage Thursday night at Capital Factory, where...

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Tech firm shows off new video-relay device to Austin’s deaf community

On Tuesday night, in the lobby of Austin’s Topfer Theatre on South Lamar, about 350 members of Austin’s deaf community gathered to learn about a new device being offered from Sorenson Communications, a video-relay device called the ntouch VP2. The...

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Dell: Progress slow as it aims to increase number of women, people of color in workforce

Dell Technologies hasn’t made significant progress in increasing the number of women and people of color that it employs, according to its latest report on the diversity of its workforce.  The Round Rock-based company said on the second-to-last page...

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Talking about the state of technology that addresses disabilities with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show we’re taking a look at technologies geared toward those with disabilities. In part, we discuss a 512tech story from earlier this week about Bookshare, a program that provides free accessible ebooks to U...

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Bookshare’s free ebook library making a difference for Texas students with print disabilities

When he was six years old, Ben Cooper was diagnosed with dyslexia, a disability that can make it more difficult to interpret language and writing. For the next few years, his parents Robbi and Andrew Cooper took on the role of voicing all his reading...

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Tech companies are offering lower salaries to women, new study shows

Employers routinely offer women lower salaries than men for the same tech jobs, according to a new study by jobs site Hired.com.  Their annual report, timed to come out on Equal Pay Day (which was Tuesday), found that 63 percent of the time men receive...

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